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Springtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, was a meetinghouse erected by the Lutherans in 1872, with the help of the Reformed and Mennonites, located only a few miles north of the Springfield Mennonite meeting house. Fisher (101) reports this joint effort and adds, "The Mennonites discontinued their services and consequently their rights at this point some time in the past." The Oberholtzer group (East Pennsylvania Conference of the Mennonite Church) held the important conference meeting of May 1857, at which they acted on the Gehman schism, at Springtown. It is probable that the Mennonites in the joint effort of 1872 were of the Oberholtzer group.

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Fisher, Allen S. Lutheranism in Bucks County 1734-1934. Tinicum, 1935.

Author(s) Harold S Bender
Date Published 1959

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Bender, Harold S. "Springtown (Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 28 Mar 2015.,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=85223.

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Bender, Harold S. (1959). Springtown (Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 March 2015, from,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=85223.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 604. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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